Monday, 17 August 2020

Lottie runs 10k to raise money for Swanage Lifeboat Week

We're very grateful to Lottie who decided to do a sponsored 10k run this weekend to raise money for our lifeboat week. She's already raised £325 on her Justgiving page -

Thank you Lottie, we really appreciate your support.


Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Details of some of our online events during virtual lifeboat week 2020

7th – 16th August 2020

We are hosting a number of online events during the week.  Further details of all events will be posted online throughout the week.

Our online events include the Lighthouse Loop Run that will be running all week – we are encouraging you to run the route during the week and send us your time.  Winners to be announced on Sunday 16th August.  See the separate event listing for full details.

Build a boat at home 'Buoyancy Challenge' – using a cereal box, matchsticks and sticky tape, make a boat that must float an egg! Send us your picture or video as evidence and the best boat will be judged on Sunday 16th August. There will be bonus points for creativity! See the separate event listing for full details.

Wednesday 12th August, 8pm - Online Quiz, hosted by volunteer lifeboat crew member Matt Steeden.

Saturday 15th August, 7.30pm – Galaxy Thief are performing a special gig for us online and we will be showing footage from our rescues and training.

Sunday 16th August, 6.30pm - Online Lifeboat Service, we won't all be on the Pier this year but we hope you will join us online to give thanks. 

We will also be setting up Q&A session with some of the lifeboat crew and a children's story time.  Keep an eye on our social media for more details.

Our aim is to raise awareness about Swanage RNLI, give you and insight to what we have been up to this year and hopefully raise some money for our station.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!

We are launching a brand new Lifeboat Week for 2020.

As we cannot go ahead as usual this year, we are modifying some of our events to a virtual format. This will allow our supporters to join us for our new take on some of our traditional events.

In this sea of uncertainty we hope to bring some fun to your screen in August.

Swanage Lifeboat Chairman Peter Foster said ‘It became clear that it would not be possible for our event to go ahead as usual because of the social distancing requirements. However, we wanted to make sure we did something to mark our week.

We held a virtual meeting to discuss Lifeboat Week and lots of ideas were put forward to try and run some of our events in a virtual form, so we decided that we would adapt our event, rather than cancel.

We have some great ideas to bring lifeboat week to your home and we will be announcing full details in July, so please keep following us on social media and through our website to find more!’

Virtual Swanage Lifeboat Week 7th August to 16th August 2020

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

5K Fun run race results

Here are the main results from this year's 5K "Lighthouse loop" fun run
The full results list can be downloaded from [ HERE ]

Thank you to all who took part and to Durlston Country Park for letting us use their park for part of the course.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Lifeboat week 2019 is done, thank you to all that attended, supported, sponsored or volunteered at our events.

Lifeboat week 2019 came to a close yesterday with our final event, the lifeboat service led by our Chaplain Tony Higgins.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to one of our events, we hope that you enjoyed the week as much as we did. The weather was a bit tricky at times and we were sad to cancel the live music on Friday night but it was the right decision in the end. A big thank you to all our volunteer crew & fundraisers for all their hard work and late nights. A big thank you to their families too who won't have seen much of them over the last few days.

Lifeboat week 2020 looks like it will be 7-16 August but we'll confirm that in a few weeks.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Open day at the lifeboat station today. Come along to Peveril Point from 11am to 4pm

Attractions will include:

Lifeboat launches
Lifeboat demonstrations
Kid's games
Lifeboat tours
Lifeguard demonstrations
Safety advice & demonstrations

All of the above are subject to operational requirements and are subject to change on the day.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Busy day today! Festival & Fair at PAG (by the pier), build-a-boat comp, live music, bar and BBQ. Come and join us!

Today is one of the highlights for us in lifeboat week. It's a busy day with lots going on but that's how we like it.

We have the Lifeboat Festival and Fair at Prince Albert Gardens from 11am to 4pm. In the middle of that we have the build-a-boat competition running from 12pm to 4pm. Our bar and BBQ will be open from 12pm to keep people fed and watered. There will be stalls, kid's games, scalextric, raffle, cake stall and much more.

Live music 2pm to 4pm with Ratrace ska band.

4.30pm - Build-a-boat race at The Stone Quay

Live music 7pm to 9pm - Raspberry Jam
Live music 9pm to 11pm - The Reptiles

We look forward to seeing you there!